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League, Raiders working closely on Cable case

At a time when some might believe that the NFL and the Oakland Raiders would be unable to get on the same page on any issue, the league and the team continue to work closely together regarding the appropriate response to recent allegations of domestic violence against coach Tom Cable.

The process, we’re told, is ongoing, and no quick answer is expected.

As we’ve previously pointed out, the issue poses a serious dilemma, requiring the NFL and the Raiders to balance the importance of eliminating domestic violence and the apparent unfairness of punishing a coach for something that happened years before the coach was hired in any capacity by the team.

So don’t expect any of the Sunday pregame shows to have the scoop on where this one is heading.  For now, no one really knows.

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9 Responses to “League, Raiders working closely on Cable case”
  1. ILIKEPIE says: Nov 8, 2009 12:01 AM

    If I was a Raider fan I wouldn’t care if he beat his wife, beat his assistant coach or beats his meat as long as he beats his way outta town

  2. INVAIDUH says: Nov 8, 2009 12:02 AM

    Raider Nation….Yup we’re still here…
    AHAHAHH… No other sports or teams..
    GFY.

  3. FumbleNuts says: Nov 8, 2009 12:32 AM

    I have to take a Tom, and wipe it with a Cable.
    BRB

  4. Junior says: Nov 8, 2009 1:04 AM

    Seems fairly simple to me. Time to move along and let the guy do his job until he is either convicted of something or a civil suit is filed. Although we learned from Big Ben that a civil case will be ignored by both ESPN and the NFL.
    Cable was never charged with anything 20 years ago. He admitted a mistake was made and he regrets it. Like you said, he wasn’t even an NFL employee when that happened. How is anyone who hired him supposed to know about it if no charges were ever filed. A background check would have come back clean.
    Finally, the others are just allegations and pretty flimsy ones at that. No charges filed, no civil suits. I for one am very suspicious of the timing of the latest allegations.

  5. Orange&Blue says: Nov 8, 2009 2:27 AM

    Where else but Oakland? The train wreck gets uglier on a daily basis.

  6. Jim Naizeeum says: Nov 8, 2009 7:25 AM

    “the apparent unfairness of punishing a coach for something that happened years before the coach was hired in any capacity by the team”
    Pssst…. only one of the, alleged, assults is old, the one involving a girlfriend happened while Mr. Happy was coaching the Raiders.

  7. HarrisonHits says: Nov 8, 2009 10:02 AM

    “no quick answer is expected.”
    Really, no quick answer ? The domestic violence issue aside, he broke the jaw of an assistant coach. The league needs to take action now instead of dragging it out and hoping everyone forgets about it.
    Can you imagine if this had happened with one of Belichik’s assistants ? The lynch mob would long ago have been in Foxboro.
    Time for the league to step up and take care of Cable with some sort of punishment.

  8. drbob1117 says: Nov 8, 2009 10:46 AM

    If the league and the Raiders are working closely together on this issue, it can only mean one thing: Bye Bye Tommy! Let’s face it, Al Davis has never been willing to work with the NFL suits; if he is in this case, it can only mean that Davis is greasing the skids to fire yet another head coach “for cause”, meaning he can get out of the contract. He’s already done that twice with Mike Shanahan years ago, and last year with Lane Kiffin, and so far hasn’t had to pay either guy. I think crazy Al has figured out that if he hires a disloyal or simply bad enough guy , he’ll never have to pay another head coach again!

  9. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Nov 8, 2009 11:15 AM

    # HarrisonHits says: November 8, 2009 10:02 AM
    “no quick answer is expected.”
    Really, no quick answer ? The domestic violence issue aside, he broke the jaw of an assistant coach. The league needs to take action now instead of dragging it out and hoping everyone forgets about it.
    Can you imagine if this had happened with one of Belichik’s assistants ? The lynch mob would long ago have been in Foxboro.
    Time for the league to step up and take care of Cable with some sort of punishment.
    =================================
    So, charge him with no evidence then, HarrisonHits?
    Amazing, lol.
    The reason Al Davis is looking into it at all is simple, the “charges” involve abuse towards women.
    Otherwise, he’d tell the NFL to GF themselves, again.

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